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Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head with Mini Screw-Knob Clamp

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Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head with Mini Screw-Knob Clamp
Key Features
  • 15 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 2.9"
  • Panning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
  • Base Diameter 1.6", Ball Diameter 1.2"
At just 2.9" in height with a 1.2" ball, the BH-30 Ball Head with Mini Screw-Knob Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a great support solution in a small form factor. With a load capacity of 15 lb, the BH-30 is a great match for pro cameras with lenses up to 70-200mm and mirrorless and bridge cameras alike. The head features an oversized spring-loaded locking T-lever that can be conveniently pulled out and repositioned in 60-degree increments. The panning base has a separate lock and is laser-engraved in 2.5-degree increments from 0-360 degrees for accurate repeatability.
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Really Right Stuff BH-30 with Knob Overview

At just 2.9" in height with a 1.2" ball, the BH-30 Ball Head with Mini Screw-Knob Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a great support solution in a small form factor. With a load capacity of 15 lb, the BH-30 is a great match for pro cameras with lenses up to 70-200mm and mirrorless and bridge cameras alike. The head features an oversized spring-loaded locking T-lever that can be conveniently pulled out and repositioned in 60-degree increments. The panning base has a separate lock and is laser-engraved in 2.5-degree increments from 0-360 degrees for accurate repeatability.

Benefits

  • 1/4" tapped stem
  • 30mm diameter ball is hollow
  • Single drop notch
  • Knob and lever are captive and uniquely shaped
  • Main locking lever is spring-loaded; pull out to reposition in 60-degree increments
  • Lever freely clears tripod platform
  • Exclusive drum and symmetrical progressive band brake securely locks panning base
  • Panning base is laser-engraved at 2.5-degree intervals, zero to 360-degrees
  • All components are either anodized aluminum or stainless steel for years of corrosion-free performance
  • Use with lenses up to 70-200mm and pro camera body
  • Ideal for travel and hiking and mirrorless cameras
  • UPC: 818413022324

    Really Right Stuff BH-30 with Knob Specs

    General
    Head TypeBall Head
    Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
    Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
    Load Capacity15 lb / 6.8 kg
    Number of Bubble LevelsNone
    Friction ControlNo
    Independent Pan LockYes
    Ball Sphere Diameter1.2" / 30 mm
    Base Diameter1.6" / 40 mm
    Weight9.9 oz / 280 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.07 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.85 x 4.9 x 4.5"

    Really Right Stuff BH-30 with Knob Reviews

    Worth the wait and money!

    By Daniel
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-03-18

    This amazing ball head was on back order, and I'm glad I waited. It is perfect for my D850 Sigma Art 24-105 f4 or Z 7II Z 24-70 f2.8 S on either my FEISOL Mini Tripod TT-15 Mark 2 or my MeFOTO BackPacker S Carbon Fiber Travel. I was looking for a small, lightweight ball head, and this fits the bill perfectly. Extremely well made, in the USA!

    RRS - Industry Standard

    By Bernard
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-06-16

    BH-30 handles a lot more than its size would indicate. Whether you attach at your camera base with up to a 24mm-70mm f2.8, or with the tripod collar on a 70mm-200mm f2.8, this ball head really does well.

    Misfit with Gitzo Travel Tripod

    By Michael
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2021-05-07

    This is NOT a review of the BH-30's performance, first of all. The ball head works without any flaws. Unlike the Acratech GP-s Ball Head that I brought from B&H earlier, the BH-30 is rock solid without any play once it's locked tight. However, I brought the BH-30 for travel/hiking use. It's little too big for the legs to fold flat in the reverse mode when you turn the legs 180-degree to close. What this means is that either I need to take the ball head off or I live with the defect whenever I need to fold the tripod in the reverse mode. Of course, if I wanted to live with the defect, I'd have to take the risk that the legs can be cracked or bent when something heavy falls on it unexpectedly. Thanks for B&H's great customer service, it's going back. I'll try RRS's BH-25. Perhaps that's what I need for my tripod.

    Solid as a rock

    By Michael
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-03-26

    Bought it used and very satisfied. It works with my Nikon d810 w/tamron 150-600mm on it. Mainly use with a 16-35 & 24-70mm, but it’s nice having something compact that can handle some weight and not budge.

    Best Ball Head Ever

    By Paul
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2020-10-30

    This is the Best Ball Head I have ever purchased. I got this one to use with the RRS TQC 14 tripod. Great light weight combination for a tripod and ball head. The quality is outstanding. A bit expensive but worth it.

    Excellent compact ball head

    By David
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2019-08-23

    I purchased this ball head for use with my Gizto 1545 Traveler Series tripod. It is an excellent fit for this model and I would think for pretty much any similar tripod. The ball and panning base actions are very smooth. The respective control knobs are easy to turn and quickly lock the ball and panning base tightly. This ball head is solid and easily holds my Nikon D850 with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. It could easily do much more.

    Rock solid support in a compact form

    By Sebastian
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-12-19

    Great little ball head with a great weight to strength ratio. No problem with holding my Sony 100-400 GM on a A7R3 without any noticeable dip after composing and tightening the lever knob. I'm using it with the Small Rig L-bracket and did not experience any issues with the lever knob interfering with the L-bracket as some other reviewers. Also, the minimal width of the compact Arca-Swiss plate knob allows me to use a cable remote control switch when the camera is mounted on the tripod in the portrait mode using the L-bracket. With a wider plate this setup may be too tight or simply not possible as the cable port would be obstructed by the plate. I would highly recommend this ball head and plate combo to anyone using a similar rig.

    RRS scores top marks

    By Martin
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-11-29

    I already owned the BH-40 on my standard tripod but wanted a smaller, lighter head for my Gitzo travel pod as the one supplied as part of the package was just too heavy and disappointingly didn't adjust 100% smoothly. The BH-30 has reduced the load by 6 ounces and the ball action/adjustment is so smooth under load it's unbelievable. Top marks for Really Right Stuff.

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